James Montgomery And The Detroit Daggers

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Blues legend and Detroit native James Montgomery re-unites with former band mates, The Detroit Daggers, on March 23rd at the Cabbage Patch Saloon for what promises to be an exciting evening of high energy jamming and amicable camaraderie.

Montgomery performed with Dagger band members during high school before moving to Boston in the 60’s and forming the widley known James Montgomery Band, a group that signed with Capricorn Records and toured with major acts such as, Aerosmith, Bruce Springsteen, Th Allman Brothers, Steve Miller, B.B. King and many more.

Besides fronting his own band for over 45 years, Montgomery
has also toured as a member of The Blues Brothers, Commander Cody and the Lost Planet Airmen, and spent five years with the Johnny Winter Band. Regarding his stint with Winter, The Nashville Tennessean wrote, "If ever the time came to use two "legendary" tags in one story, it is to describe both Winter and Montgomery. The blues masters of the first and highest degree."

Although the James Montgomery Band is still considered one of the top bands to emerge from the Boston music scene, Montgomery has remained true to his Detroit roots. He has recorded with Kid Rock and Uncle Kracker on Kracker's platinum awarded Double Wide CD, and lead guitarist for the Montgomery band have included Detroit legends Jimmy McCarty and Wayne Kramer from MC5 at the age of 19, Montgomery also played with John Lee Hooker, a one-time Detroit resident and one of the biggest names in the history of American Blues.

Montgomery is also known for assembling "supergroups" for special nights and charities. Members of some og these ensambles have included Huey Lewis, Steven Tyler, Alice Cooper, James Cotton (Montgomery's mentor and close friend), Jim Belushi, Jay Geils, Chili Pepper drummer Chad Smith, Aerosmith's Joey Kramer and Brad Whitford, Trombone Shorty, and many, many others.

The Detroit Daggers, featuring ace guitarist Robert Gillespie, drummer Greg Calder, and bassist Marvin Conrad, are one of the best blues bands ever to come out of Detroit; Daggers members have played wih Mitch Ryder, Little Anthony and the Imperials among others and Jimmy McCarty and Mystery Train.

Don’t miss this great evening of blues and rock and roll presented by Montgomery Associates, a promotion company that includes John Montgomery, former National FM Promotion Director at Warner Brothers who promoted George Harrison, and as a VP at Sire records promoted the Ramones, the Talking Heads, and others. John also received a Platinum Record from Fleetwood Mac. Associate Jeff Montgomery is a nationally recognized gay activist who headed the Triangle Foundation, one of the most effective non-profits in Detroit’s history, and who also worked with the Clinton White House to help enact hate crime legislation.
Tickets - $15 at the door
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